Hi, I'm new to the forum, joined after getting an abnormal smear test result last week.
My smear was abut 18 months overdue when I went 2 weeks ago, got the letter from the docs on Friday to say I had changes in the cells. I rang the doctors surgery and when she checked my notes it just said dyskaryosis, and I would be getting a letter from the hospital with an appointment. The next day I got a letter from the hospital saying it was high grade and that I would be getting an appointment soon. Couple of days after that I got another letter from the hospital, my appointment is monday next week. A colposcopy and possibly biopsy.
I'm almost 42, never had abnormal changes in a smear before. I googled it ( yes, I know ) and it seems the speed at which my appointment is due is a bad indicator ?
I've had a copper coil fitted for 2 years which I got removed today, I couldn't stand the heavy periods any longer, I wanted to go back to the implant. This was all arranged before I got my results. A few weeks back I had a week of bleeding inbetween periods, which spurred me to get upto date with my smears.
20 years ago I caught hpv from my then-boyfriend and was treated for it. I don't know if this has come back and caused serious damage?
My head is all over the place, I'm absolutely terrified. My partner found this forum and said it was full of great advice so here I am. I just keep thinking it could be cc because my smear was overdue and it could be advanced.
I'm sorry for the rambling post, it has took me a few days to pluck up the courage to join.